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Laurentian Fan

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 18 January 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 early this evening and to northwest 15 near midnight. Wind diminishing to light late overnight then increasing to southeast 15 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Sunday then veering to southerly 35 to 45 Sunday afternoon.

Flurries ending near midnight. Snow or rain Sunday morning changing to rain and fog patches with a risk of thunderstorms. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections today and this evening.

Temperatures minus 5 to minus 2 rising to plus 13 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 18 January 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 this afternoon and to 3 to 5 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday morning then building to 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon and to 4 to 6 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind west 25 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 25.
Wednesday Wind northerly 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4650N 6020W to 4710N
6015W to 4840N 6150W to 5035N 5750W to 4750N 5950W to 4725N 5920W to
Newfoundland near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice west then east then north of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5226N 5538W to 5345N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 10:00 AM AST 18 January 2020

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 10:00 AM AST 18 January 2020

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. AST today departing low 957 mb located east of
Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over New England.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 1007 mb located near Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday low 994 mb located near Fourchu.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:58 AM AST 18 January 2020 Gale force northerly winds over eastern waters in the wake
Of an intense low pressure system east of Newfoundland will gradually
diminish throughout the day as the disturbance moves northeastward
away from the district.

A second low will develop near Cape Cod overnight tonight and track
near the Atlantic Coast of Mainland Nova Scotia on Sunday to lie near
Fourchu Sunday evening. Strong to gale force southerly winds are
forecast ahead of the low while strong to gale force easterlies are
expected north of it.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, LaHave Bank, West Scotian
Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Gulf Magdalen and Anticosti.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except for Fundy
and Georges Bank.

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